Saturday, March 15, 2014

Natchez Trace Parkway and Barren River Lodge

After last night in a cheap hotel, we are treating ourselves to a room at the Barren River State Park Lodge in southern Kentucky, about 100 miles NE of Nashville, $80/night. We enjoyed driving nearly 300 miles today on the Natchez Trace and stopped several times for short hikes, then came here to the lodge on a whim, never imagining that there would be a room available on a Saturday night. Tomorrow morning we will make a stop to pick up 20 or so home-made bird houses for Carlton Gardens from one of our Kentucky suppliers. Here are some photos: John amid rock formations along the Trace, John facing the steep incline on the river side of our lodge, and a sunset view outside the screen door of our room balcony.